Diary of a Wimpy Kid Synopsis
A boy chronicles his adventures as he navigates through a scary place known as middle school.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It's nimble, bright and funny. It doesn't dumb down. It doesn't patronize. It knows something about human nature.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Does a great job of being in two places at once: In the head and gangly bodies of kids, and in the hearts of those of us who have survived...
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75

Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Crass, gross and juvenile in all the best (and worst) ways, Diary is aimed squarely at a tween "don't touch the cheese" demographic. And if...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A likable movie for kids that will make adults chuckle as well because of the movie's key ingredient -- wit.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The movie has workmanlike, uninspired direction from Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs), who gets an especially lovely performance from...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
"Who wants to see a movie about a kid who's stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons?" Thanks to an endearing cast of characters and...
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50

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This year-in-the-life comedy will appeal mostly to its target audience -- the boys of middle school, USA -- and frankly, that's all it...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The writing is funny during individual moments, but the cumulative result is a bit depressing, with a surprising amount of negativity.
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40

NPR

On the page, it's a funny little snapshot of the preteen mind, ruled by prevailing forces of fear and aggression, yet still given to...
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Diary of a Wimpy Kid the movie returns Kinney's tale to live-action reality, and the party's over.
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Victor Presents- a Wimpy Kid Fan Review

By VictorPresents
There's No Way this movie is going to be any good than the book. I read all wimpy kid books and I'm a big fan but the movie NO WAY. They got the cast all wrong. First of all they using little kids to...

By cnugg
Funny...

Great Trailer! The Wimpy Kid comes to life...

By traveling thru space
This is going to be one of the best movies of 2010. Those that say it isn't are foolish! The kid who plays Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) is the best actor of them all and the most believable. From...

Mixed emotions

By angpatr
Overall I liked the movie. In fact, my entire family liked it. The acting was great, the character development, the special effects.... There were two things that proved to be detractors to me,...

By Trixxey2011
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Not as good as we expected

By whoamitojudge
My 6-year old daughter rated this a Go, and my 9-year old and 12-year old sons rated it So-So. My husband and I would rate it a No, but if the kids sort of enjoyed it, then that's the main thing. ...

By emolga
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My review.

By bunnyhops6
The fact that a kid starring in a movie does not bother to understand the meaning of the generalization "moron" but says it sickens me to an extent. Zachary Gordon stars as "Greg". Are you kidding...

Five Word Review

By jnjlitzen
awesome funny long exciting accurate...

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

By bellegray
I liked the movie because it was very funny and true to life. I think kids at least 7 years would like it the best....

More Info

Rated PG | For some rude humor and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Adorable comedy about middle-school anxieties...and farts.
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